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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What does Chesterton say about the story of Good Friday?
(a) It is a day of demons and paganism.
(b) The best things in the world are at their worst.
(c) It is too often read symbolically.
(d) It is why Rome was created.
2. Which of the following does Chesterton say is a crucial element of the Christmas story?
(a) The presence of the enemy.
(b) None of these.
(c) The stoic presence and faith of the father.
(d) The absence of authority.
3. What practice does Chesterton say that Christ started by his teachings?
(a) Subservience to an all powerful God.
(b) All of these.
(c) The exaltation of childhood.
(d) The mixing of religion and revolution.
4. To what does Chesterton compare early Christianity?
(a) Labor pains.
(b) A virus.
(c) A beacon of light in darkness.
(d) A tree that is rapidly full grown.
5. Which of the following does Chesterton NOT list as one of the five deaths of the faith?
(a) The fall of Rome.
(b) The rise of Islam.
(c) The end of the dark ages.
(d) The renaissance.
6. According to Chesterton, what are the very important images upon which Christ founded the church?
(a) A key and Peter as a rock.
(b) A beacon of light and an eternal father.
(c) A new world and a key.
(d) A rock and a risen God.
7. What does Chesterton say is strong roots for humanity?
(a) Links to our agrarian past.
(b) Religious meeting places.
(d) Having foes to keep us united.
8. Which of the following does Chesterton say is the most puzzling and terrifying?
(a) Historical Christianity.
(b) Christ of the Church.
(c) The Gospels.
(d) Modern Christianity.
9. What does Chesterton say of society and the church during the rise of Christianity?
(a) They were dependent on each other.
(b) They were both complex and many sided.
(c) Society clung to the church like a parasite.
(d) One was dying and the other being born.
10. According to Chesterton, what makes the enduring quality of the church so remarkable?
(a) It has survived great social changes and upheavals.
(b) The constant persecution of Christians.
(c) The timelessness of the written text.
(d) The ever increasing number of believers.
11. In Part II, Chapter VI, what state does Chesterton say the church is currently in?
(a) In another great decline, but about to rebound.
(b) Growing weaker with each passing generation.
(c) Flourishing unhindered.
(d) Steadfast and consistent.
12. What two important elements from the past did the arrival of Christ unite, according to Chesterton?
(a) The beliefs of the shepherds and the philosophers.
(b) God and man.
(c) Religion and exclusion.
(d) Faith and morality.
13. What great paradox rests at the heart of Christianity?
(a) God asks for faith when he could universally create it.
(b) On earth, God was subject to the power of humans.
(c) God had to die to influence the world.
(d) The concept of an all powerful God being as helpless as an infant.
14. Which of the following accusations of the Church does Chesterton refute?
(a) All of these.
(b) That it became strong because it was the official religion of Rome.
(c) That is was Manichean.
(d) That it was anti-nature and anti-life.
15. Which of the following does Chesterton say of the separation of philosophy and religion?
(a) It is a universal pattern in heathenism.
(b) It is why science will never be fully satisfactory.
(c) It divides the population into thinkers and believers.
(d) All of the above.
Short Answer Questions
1. According to Chesterton, how much of the church as ever been threatened by extinction?
2. What does Chesterton intend his concluding chapter to be?
3. What does Chesterton say the Catholic faith utilizes?
4. What does Chesterton say God provided in the story of Jesus Christ?
5. Which of the following does Chesterton say Christendom brought to the world?
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